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Knee Pain - Don't Forget Popliteus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Popliteus - Trigger Point Anatomy Overview and Runner's Knee   Trigger points in the popliteus are often associated with knee pain, and too often overlooked The tendon from the origin of the popliteus lies inside the capsule of the knee joint. Many people are unaware of the trigger point that typically develops in the centre of the popliteus. In the video above, we explain the popliteus anatomy as it relates to trigger points.  Watch the video to the end for additional information about popliteus and runner's knee. About Popliteus: ORIGIN Lateral surface of lateral condyle of femur. Oblique popliteal...

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How to Stretch for the IT Band

Posted by Julian Knight on

Stretching for the IT Band Post Play/Workout     The soft tissue structure of the ITB has been shown through research not to change in length by even 1% using almost one ton of pressure I consider the following MET an appropriate procedure to be included within a treatment plan, as I feel that it will assist in some way to alter the “tone” of the TFL muscle, rather than altering the length of the connective tissue component, i.e. the ITB. It makes a lot more sense to me to use the PIR effect of METs on the TFL muscle,...

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Trigger Point therapy - Taping Technique for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Stuart Hinds - Taping Technique for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome     PFPS pain is common amongst athletes and those who regularly participate in running and sport  Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) typically occurs when the patella rubs on the femur bone underneath. Many experts believe that incorrect tracking or rubbing of the patella over the femur bone is a significant factor and that this results in damage or irritation of the articular cartilage beneath the patella. Common Causes Whilst PFPS can have a number of causes, damage to the cartilage itself cannot directly cause pain because there are no blood vessels or nerves involved. However...

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Trigger Point Therapy - ITB Syndrome

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  ITB Syndrome - Taping is Often Applied Post Treatment to Provide an Off-Loading Effect       ITB Syndrome .... there are no "magic cures" but in most cases trigger point therapy can have profound effects I've been fortunate to have been working with elite athletes for the past 20 years, including the provision of soft tissue support for the Australian Olympic teams at the last four Olympic games. Together with my colleagues we've been faced with the need to treat 1000's of cases of ITB Syndrome, and whilst there's still much that we don't know about this injury, we have...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadriceps Tendinitis

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